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Softball Hosts Northwestern Today

Posted: March 26th, 2019
Tags: Athletics, Varsity Athletics, Women's Athletics, Softball


Dordt will host Northwestern on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00. The doubleheader was originally scheduled to be played last week but was moved because of unplayable fields.  The games will be available online here


The Northwestern Red Raiders are 7-10 this season and are playing in their GPAC opener today. The Raiders have been off since March 11 and have currently lost four games in a row.

Amber Schubert is batting .413 this season with 19 hits and 17 runs scored and she has nine runs batted in. Jennifer Boeve is batting .412 along with Vanessa Gomez and both have 14 hits. Bri Giordano has 11 runs batted in and Madison Beaver has 17 hits with a .293 batting average. Devin Dreesen has 12 runs batted in  and is the team leader in that category and has a team high eight bases on balls. 

Emma Schnell is 5-5 this season with a 276 earned run average and she has pitched 50 innings and has 31 strikeouts. Samantha Ubben has pitched 36 innings and has a team high 36 strikeouts.


The Defenders are 6-9  this season and have been off since March 15. 

Natalie Vos is batting .290 with nine this and eight runs batted in while Rachel Evavold has a .286 batting average with eight hits in nine games. Hailey Heeringa is batting .273 with 12 hits and Marissa VandenBerg has 11 hits. Carley De Roin leads the team with two homeruns and Brooklyn Van Oort has a team high four stolen bases.

Tianna Soodsma is 3-2 with a 2.05 earned run average and she has pitched 41 innings with 28 strikeouts. Natalie Vos is 3-3 with a 2.97 earned run average and she has 26 strikeouts. Marlia Mundorf and Rachel Evavold have pitched 11 and four innings respectively.


Northwestern swept the doubleheader on April 11 in Sioux Center last season with a 6-4 and 4-3 sweep.  VandenBerg was 3-4 in the opener for Dordt and had a double while Amanda Everhart led Northwestern in that game with two singles and two runs batted in. Kayla Tindall was the winning pitcher after allowing seven hits while Rachel Evavold took the loss in the 6-4 decision with four strikeouts and nine hits allowed. 

The 4-3 game was an eight inning decision Tianna Soodsma absorbed the loss while striking out 10 and Emma Schnell secured the win with seven hits allowed and 10 strikeouts. Schnell had three hits—all singles and she and Katie Elliott were the only players with multiple hits. 


Dordt will host Dakota Wesleyan at 4:00 on Wednesday, March 27.

GPAC…(March 26)

Morningside 3-1/8-5
Jamestown 2-0/18-6
Mount Marty 3-3/12-12
Doane 1-1/9-11
Dakota Wesleyan 1-1/6-16
Briar Cliff 0-2/3-12
College of Saint Mary 0-2/4-11
Concordia 0-0/11-3
Dordt 0-0/6-9
Midland 0-0/9-4
Northwestern 0-0/7-10
Hastings 0-0/8-8